Nokia Siemens Networks demonstrates LTE using BWA Spectrum in India
Nokia Siemens Networks today demonstrated Time Division Duplex version of LTE using the broadband wireless access (BWA) spectrum in India. Gurdeep Singh, COO of Aircel made a video call using the test environment at the R&D facility of Nokia Siemens Networks in Bengaluru. The call was conducted with 4G mobile technology running on NSN commercial hardware.
The company showed a demo of HD video streaming and 3-way video conferencing.TD-LTE dongles from Samsung were used and a peak speed of 110 Mbps achieved .The demo used LTE equipment and software from Nokia Siemens Networks
“Today’s demo reiterates our leadership and commitment to getting TD-LTE into new market. It also demonstrates our regional and global progress in this area,” said Juha Lappalainen, head of mobile broadband sales at Nokia Siemens Networks. “Our TD-LTE trials across the globe prove our capability in driving rapid commercial TD-LTE network deployments aimed at facilitating a new wave of advanced mobile broadband services.”
“This is an important milestone in building the TD-LTE ecosystem in India,” added Urs Pennanen, head of India region, Nokia Siemens Networks. “TD-LTE over the Broadband Wireless Access spectrum is important for the country, as it will allow operators to offer voice and data to the masses. We are ready to collaborate with partners to accelerate our progress toward a comprehensive deployment of TD-LTE in India.”
NSN is actively participating in tests and trials for both Frequency Division Duplex LTE (FD-LTE) and TD-LTE technologies and is working with telecom operators and device manufacturers to strengthen the ecosystem.
So NSN has the capability to cater to providers using the 3G Spectrum as well as the BWA spectrum.We might soon see 4G data services being offered in India. It’s only a question of time.